The Client List

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‘The Client List’: Baby Steps Toward Empathy for Sex Workers but Ultimately a Tale of the Fallen Woman

Jennifer Love Hewitt in The Client List

When I reflect on the recent twitter conversation #notyourrescue project, I think of ‘The Client List’ as a seriously flawed baby step forward in the portrayal of sex workers in the media: the sex worker is the main character, she is portrayed as making a decision to do sex work in a situation of economic constraint, not abject victimhood. But I can only call it a baby step forward from a perspective of harm reduction.